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UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 4:16 p.m.

In June at the galleries, a smattering of Spokane’s veteran and up-and-coming artists

Having smashed glass, dripped wax, and assembled found objects and images, these artists inspire with their creative explorations.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 4:04 p.m.

April showers Spokane art lovers with plenty of possibilities during First Friday

Saturate comes to Chase, Art Spirit crosses the state line for a pop up show at the newly renovated Wonder Building, and Bob Kraut returns to Kolva-Sullivan


The Book of Mel: Doug and Sherry Clark, two of Mel McCuddin’s many fans, publish the coffee table book ‘McCuddin: The Inner Eye’

Doug and Sherry Clark collaborate on a new book celebrating their favorite artist: Spokane’s Mel McCuddin.


Keep it glassy: ‘Luminous’ exhibit brings Tacoma’s Museum of Glass to Spokane’s MAC

“We have a host of traveling exhibitions, but this is only the second time we have had an exhibition this large curated out of our permanent collection and sent to …


First Friday: 28 venues offering free entertainment

Here’s a mental-health boosting, local arts-supporting New Year’s Resolution you can feel good about: Attend more First Friday Downtown Arts Walks in 2019.


First Friday: Give the gift of art

Knock out that gift list and enrich your spirit at the same time at tonight’s First Friday Art Walk.


Spokane artist Wendy Franklund Miller finds beauty in the broken bits

Wendy Franklund Miller has been reinventing her art, and herself, for more than 50 years. She has explored painting, paper-making, silkscreen printing, encaustics, photography and now ink drawings. She has …


Gallivanting galleries: First Friday showcases what Spokane art scene has to offer

Spokane’s galleries, wineries and shops throw open their doors every First Friday to welcome visitors seeking some needed respite.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Dare to draw: Second annual Monster Drawing Rally puts artists on the spot

Second annual art party will help support the Spokane Art School, which celebrates five decades next month.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Mixed mediums: At August First Friday, a variety of styles are on display for art walkers

August’s First Friday highlights include Jim Bauer at Avenue West, Louise and Chemyn Kodis at Fellow Coworking and Haley Waddington at Marmot.


First Friday: Galleries welcome June with a burst of color

Most artists’ opening receptions are this Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., but the art stays on the walls at venues all month long.


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 4:34 p.m.

Changing narratives: ‘Spokane Women Together’ features portraits, stories of city’s quiet diversity

Hilary Hart couldn’t understand why a Muslim woman would willingly wear a hijab in Spokane – a city with seemingly limited diversity. So she called up the area’s only mosque …


Saturate: Citywide effort aims to raise the profile of artists of color

Second annual arts event is tied to Black History Month and the annual Winter Visual Arts Tour.


First Friday: Putting local art on display

Fall is the perfect time to take a brisk walk and hit First Friday’s art show openings.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Chihuly complements – and sometimes competes with – nature at New York Botanical Garden

The New York show, named simply “Chihuly” and which runs until Oct. 29, is the latest in a number of exhibitions he has taken to botanical gardens since 2001. But …


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

For Tiffany Patterson, spurt of creativity tempered by health scare

Beloved local artist, who has done work for bands, credit unions and friends, is fighting cancer. A show in Coeur d’Alene will feature works by Patterson and her friends, with …


Artist Dan McCann’s assemblages subject of EWU retrospective “A Look Back”

Dan McCann’s works of art are curated collections of sorts. He assembles objects for display, placing them inside shadow boxes that he encloses with glass fronts. Inside the boxes are …


Local creatives get a boost from Spokane Arts Grant

Eight winners of the first Spokane Arts Grants Award were selected this week from a field of more than 70 applicants.


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

Virtual reality exhibit lets you navigate the streets of Spokane and real life experiences

Darke’s “In Passing” takes place on the virtual street corners of the real Spokane, specifically the block around the Ridpath Hotel. Viewers who don Laboratory’s vitural reality headsets can see …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 9:33 a.m.

‘Fence,’ an in-your-face, timely art piece, on display at Kendall Yards gallery

Border walls and immigration bans were merely campaign slogans when Spokane artist Michael Dinning first started constructing his sculptural wall painting “Fence” last year. The finished piece now hangs at …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 3:51 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene art show explores ‘sacred feminine’

Launching an art show exploring the “sacred feminine” has rarely seemed more relevant, say several local artists taking part in the second annual exhibition by the Goddess Art Series Project, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Spokane artist uses recycled materials to bring ancient animals to life

Creatures are coming out of the walls at the MAC to great visitors to the “Titans of the Ice Age” exhibit.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

With ‘Salish Stories,’ Ric Gendron finds inspiration in storytelling traditions

The paintings look like illustrations for a children’s book. And as Ric Gendron painted, his grandchildren were sitting around him, telling stories about what they thought he was painting. No …


Visual art tour

Where to check out the art on Spokane’s annual Winter Visual Arts Tour


SATURATE series in Spokane kicks off with ‘Reservation X’ show at Richmond Art Collective

The exhibit will be part of citywide collaboration, “SATURATE,” organized by the nonprofit Spokane Arts. SATURATE seeks to shine a spotlight on Spokane’s diverse, yet under-recognized, artists of color during …


EWU Gallery of Art space a bucket list spot for installation artist Jenene Nagy

Cheney gallery’s unusual round space will be filled as Jenene Nagy creates the installation called “scablands.”


Avenue West artists put out the call for spring with new group show

“Thoughts of Spring,” a new group show at Avenue West Gallery, is among the new art shows opening this weekend.


Spokane artist Sheila Evans delves into nature with oils show at Dodson’s

Spokane artist Sheila Evans finds inspiration in nature, even when surrounded by highrises and highways. When visiting Chicago a couple of summers ago for an art show, she ducked behind …


‘Cup of Joy’ ceramics exhibit still pouring at Trackside

“Cup of Joy” is a national invitational exhibit of artisan-made ceramic cup forms, one-of-a-kind interpretations by 30 ceramic artists shipped for exhibit from throughout the United States. Over 125 functional …


There’s something for everyone at Spokane’s annual First Night celebration

Since 2001, Spokane hosted family friendly fun in downtown on New Year’s Eve. This year is no different.